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By Sandy Edie

A big thank you to the OA members, scouts, and families who helped out at Camp Hiawatha in Munising this past weekend.

In order to keep our camp up and running for the hundreds of scouts and families that use Camp Hiawatha, it takes the dedication and help of many volunteers. A work weekend was held to get some of the many maintenance and improvement projects taken care of. Although the weather did not permit painting and roofing, many other projects were available.

Several scouts and families from the eastern UP helped with various projects including splitting wood for campfires, removing damaged trees, chipping branches, mulching areas to prepare them for tree planting, lots of general cleaning, demolition of a bathroom in the family area to make way for new ones, preparing the ecology area for winter, bringing in canoes and boats for storage and maintenance, and removing docks for winter storage. Some of the docks even had to be brought across the lake for storage.

Camp Hiawatha is now a year round facility hosting campers and events in all seasons. Some upcoming scouting events include a bobcat trail to introduce new scouts to what scouting has to offer, Weblos campout weekend, 75th Anniversary Klondike in January, an ice climbing event, and a winter fun weekend. There are also cabins available to rent for families or groups that want to come and enjoy the area.

For more information on what scouting has to offer check out BeAScout.org call Dave Edie at 906-293-3880.